Alzheimer Europe’s June 2020 newsletter brings you the latest news on developments in the dementia field, across Europe and beyond.

Summaries of a few of our top stories appear below.

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4 June: AE hosts meeting of Governmental Experts on Dementia

On 4 June 2020, Alzheimer Europe (AE) hosted an online meeting of the European Group of Governmental Experts on Dementia, comprised of policy leads in charge of dementia policies from national health ministries. The 44 participants included representatives from 26 countries, as well as the Commission and the WHO.

11 June: Next Chairperson of EWGPWD is confirmed

Members of the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD) have elected the group's next Chairperson, during a virtual meeting on 11 June. Chris Roberts, the current Vice-chairperson, will take up the role of Chairperson after Helen Rochford-Brennan, who remains in her role until October 2020.

24 June: Rapporteur publishes EU4Health programme report

The Rapporteur for the European Union’s EU4Health programme, Cristian-Silviu Busoi MEP, has published a draft report welcoming the Commission proposal for a standalone health programme, with a significantly increased budget.


29 June: Abstract selection is finalised for #30AEC

Alzheimer Europe would like to thank everyone who submitted abstracts for its 30th Annual Conference (#30AEC). The final selection was made during June 2020 and notifications have been sent to all applicants. The detailed programme can be found on our website.

1 July: Germany adopts its 1st national dementia strategy

On 1 July 2020, it was announced that the German Government has adopted a National Dementia Strategy, to take effect in September 2020. It was written by an alliance including our colleagues at the Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft (DAlzG) – the German Alzheimer Society.